Trevoh Chalobah's brother posts message on social media after Chelsea's Carabao Cup final yesterday
Nathaniel Chalobah reacted like a proud brother to Trevoh’s Carabao Cup final display for Chelsea against Liverpool yesterday.
Chalobah certainly contributed positively to the whirlwind showdown at Wembley between the two Premier League heavyweights.
He lasted the entire 120 minutes and scored in the resulting penalty shoot-out, despite only recently returning from injury.
Some might’ve feared for the academy graduate when Liverpool’s line-up was announced and Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz were all listed to start.
However, on the whole, the centre-back contained the threat of Jurgen Klopp’s fierce front line.
Chalobah churns out another super showing
According to WhoScored.com, Chalobah made a game-high seven interceptions, as well as three clearances, blocked shots, tackles and aerial duels won.
This came from a player who last completed 90 minutes in December.
It is this factor that made Thomas Tuchel purr with delight over the defender’s performance on Sunday.
“We have here Trevoh who didn’t play for six or eight weeks and needs to play 120 minutes against Diaz, Mane and Salah. Brilliant,” Tuchel said after his side lost the finale on penalties.
It runs in the family
Chelsea’s manager was not the only one who loved every inch of Chalobah’s exhibition.
Nathaniel watched on as his younger sibling stood firm against Liverpool’s constant wave of attack.
After the match had finished, senior Chalobah sent a congratulatory message on Twitter to his blood relative.
Having been raised through Cobham’s ranks, Nathaniel surely had his blue scarf on during the fixture.
He may have only appeared for Chelsea’s senior side 15 times, including twice in the EFL Cup, but the loyalty towards his boyhood club still remains.
Especially as the Chalobah name continues to make a mark at Stamford Bridge.